ERIC Number: EJ783005
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2007-Oct
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Hierarchical, Job Content, and Double Plateaus: A Mixed-Method Study of Stress, Depression and Coping Responses
McCleese, Carrie S.; Eby, Lillian T.; Scharlau, Elizabeth A.; Hoffman, Bethany H.
Journal of Vocational Behavior, v71 n2 p282-299 Oct 2007
Hierarchically, job content, and double plateaued employees from a variety of industries were surveyed regarding their experiences. Plateau-specific stress was higher than the stress experienced by the general population. Plateaued employees also reported more depression than the general population. Double plateaued employees reported higher depression than hierarchically plateaued employees. Content analysis revealed 27 distinct coping strategies reported by employees, representing 7 coping meta-themes. The most frequently occurring meta-themes were Discuss Problem, Job Withdrawal, and Mental Coping. Hierarchically plateaued employees reported slightly greater use of Mental Coping strategies than job content and double plateaued employees.
Descriptors: Employees, Occupational Information, Employment Patterns, Coping, Content Analysis, Depression (Psychology), Stress Variables, Surveys
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